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Pirates Prospects Has a New Mobile Theme

Last night I uploaded a new mobile theme to the site. The theme can be accessed simply by going to piratesprospects.com in your mobile browser. With all of the content that goes up on the site each day covering all levels of the system, the new theme should help make things easier to navigate. A screenshot of the theme is below, followed by some guides on how to use the theme for easy navigation. Of course if you’re reading this on your phone, you probably already have some idea of how to navigate the new theme. But there might still be some useful tips.

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Logo - Click the logo at any time to return to the main page.

Menu - Click this for a drop down menu of all of the most-used site categories. This will allow you to find all of the posts under each category.

Search - The search button in the middle will help you search for any specific topic you are looking for.

Teams - If you’re looking for news on a specific team in the minor league system, you can find it here.

Sliding Categories - Below the Menu/Search/Teams buttons are site categories (Pictured as “News and Analysis”, “Prospect Watch”, and “Transactions”. Swipe your finger from right to left to get more categories.

Featured Articles - The big pictures at the top of the home page are the featured articles. Swipe from right to left to move to the next article.

Load More Entries - To keep the load time down, we only display the most recent five articles on the main page. However, there is a “Load More Entries…” button under those articles that will allow you to go nuts reading beyond that.

Social Networks - At the bottom of each page you will find buttons that will navigate you to how to follow the site on Facebook, Twitter, and RSS.

Sharing - Under each article you will find links to share on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, E-Mail, and various other outlets. We always appreciate when you share our articles with others.

Comments - The comment section of the site can be accessed through the mobile theme. I actually like the mobile comments better, mostly because you don’t run out of room after 4-5 replies in a conversation. I’ll be looking for a way to make this happen on the main part of the site.

If anyone has any functional issues with the theme, let me know.

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Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.mckibben.35 Michael Alexander

    Definitely a fan of the new theme, I usually check the site from my mobile.

  • BostonsCommon

    Mobile site not loading from my iPhone5…. Any recommendations?

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      I’m looking into the problem with the iPhone5.

  • Cocktailsfor2

    Commenting from iPhone now – looks good!

  • jg941

    Maybe I’m not getting it – when I go to piratesprospects.com via the browser on my iPhone5, I just end up at the usual website interface. Is there a download for the mobile app somewhere on the web page that I’m missing?

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      I’m looking into the problem with the iPhone5.

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